Not much going on 'round these here parts. Of course there always something to disrupt your daily routine. I had to get my state auto inspection. I thought I was being Mr. efficient by taking my car in on the first of the month. Last night a little light indicating something was amiss with an air bag or all airbags appeared. The day before there was an incident with the brake pedal. As I drove a down a busy street after a short day of work, the traffic light turned red. There was nothing out of the ordinary about the situation until my brake pedal sank to the floor. Though the brakes bit and I slowed down, something was wrong. Now the brakes have worked fine since but this was definitely an issue. So I bring my car in for inspection thinking the brakes will probably be ok for the moment, because oddly enough, apart from your emergency brake they don't check your brakes. Imagine that! The state of Massachusetts has been nicknamed "the nanny state", among other things. Don't do this, don't do that, all kinds of regulation, but faulty brakes, no big deal right?
I thought I might as well give it a shot. These are repairs that I had to get done anyway. I was next inline to get my sticker. The guy comes up to my car to drive it into the bay. You can't do that yourself anymore. I open the door and before the guy got in he notices the light on the dash and told me that he already had to reject my car. So I suppose I should have made arrangements to have these problems rectified before I went for my inspection. Still this will involve dealing with the dealership which is never pleasant. I told them once in the past that it's not necessary for them to call and leave a message telling me the call "concerns my car". I figured that out after, "Hi! This is Lori from Sentry Ford/Lincoln. Please call us. It concerns your car." I want to go to my regular mechanic but he's booked up until next Wednesday. So this may and probably will involve getting a rental car. Such is life.
Apart from all that, things are going along ok. I found the clip below on YouTube. It's a film clip taken from the front of a trolley going through the streets of Boston in 1903. Pretty neat!
So that's it for now.
I'm outta here.